You may know double bassist Nicholas Bayley for his 2009 world premiere performance of Hafliði Hallgrímsson’s double bass concerto “Sonnambulo” with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which was a piece written for him to perform with the SCO.
Currently the bassist for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and a double bass instructor at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Bayley is also known for his more than 20-year recital collaboration with pianist Geoffrey Duce. The pair has now released an album, 20th Century Romantics, which focuses on romantic works from composers such as Bloch and Montag, deserving of greater exposure.
20th Century Romantics Track List:
- Glière: Four Pieces
- Piazzolla: Kicho
- Bloch: Nigun from Baal Shem
- Montag: Extreme
- Bourgeois: Sonata, Op. 100